On October 7 at 11:30 am, Garry Kasparov will deliver the Museum's 36th Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture and will be inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College.

He is an outspoken advocate for human rights and democracy. Widely considered history’s greatest chess player, Kasparov retired in 2005 to form the Russian anti-Putin coalition. Forced into exile by Putin’s crackdowns in 2013, he now lives with his family in New York City. He is a frequent contributor to major publications including The Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News and appears regularly on news programs around the world. In 2015, Kasparov published his prescient book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. He is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and the Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI).

Event details

All registered guests of the 39th International Churchill Conference will have reserved seating for the Kemper Lecture in the historic nave of St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. You may register here for the full Conference or for the Kemper Lecture event, which includes a luncheon in Westminster College's Historic Gymnasium where Winston Churchill delivered his "The Sinews of Peace" speech in 1946. Registration fees apply.

Additional seating for the Kemper Lecture, while free to the general public, will be limited. Guests are encouraged to arrive well in advance. Overflow seating for a simulcast will be provided.

Upcoming Events

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Sept 14: Hancock Symposium's An Evening with artist Nick Cave

Sept 17Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day (register for free admission)

Oct 4: "Churchill at Chartwell" talk by Katherine Carter, Curator at Chartwell

Oct 6-8"Churchill: War and Peace" 39th International Churchill Conference

Oct 7Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture by Garry Kasparov

Oct 31: Last day to submit videos for the Inspire Like Churchill Competition

Dec 2: SAVE THE DATE! "Highroads to the Holidays," a special celebration at the Museum

2022 Hancock Symposium at Westminster College

Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm

An Evening with Nick Cave: 2022 Hancock Symposium Featured Event

Nick Cave has been described in The New York Times as "the most joyful, critical artist in America." Join the Chicago-based artist and educator, when he returns to his hometown of Fulton to give a special presentation on his life and art. Columbia, Missouri, artist Kenny Greene will lead the discussion, followed by a Q&A.

Event details: Free admission, 7 pm on Wednesday, September 14, in Champ Auditorium at Westminster College.

This event is part of the 2022 Hancock Symposium at Westminster College, a program established by David Hancock. Additional support is provided by the Missouri Humanities Council with supplemental support from Mr. Victor Pasley, Callaway Bank, and America's National Churchill Museum.

ANCM is again participating in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Sign up and receive free admission on September 17.

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October Events

October 4: "Churchill and Chartwell" talk by Katherine Carter, Curator at Chartwell

Katherine Carter is a Curator and Historian specializing in early 20th century British political history, and has managed the house and collections at Chartwell for almost a decade.

As Curator, she is responsible for the research, conservation, presentation and interpretation of the Churchill family's home, which typically welcomes more than 250,000 visitors every year. 

Event details: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury 

This talk is free and open to the public and made possible by the Kostich Churchill Memorial Endowment.

October 6-8: "Churchill: War and Peace" The 39th International Churchill Conference

It's not too late to register for the 39th International Churchill Conference. 

The Conference will examine and explore the most important facets of Sir Winston Churchill’s extraordinary legacy: the difficulty and dangers of waging war and the challenges of preserving peace. Given the tumultuous state of global affairs, with new and growing threats to international security ever present, we will draw upon the study of the past and learn from some of today’s most qualified experts and authorities to gain a better understanding of our world today

On the theme "Churchill: War and Peace," the conference will take place at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and here at America's National Churchill Museum at Westminster College. Learn more & register


Mikhail Gorbachev


The Museum and Westminster College community mourns the loss of former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Russian statesman received an honorary degree from Westminster College and delivered the 46th John Findley Green Foundation Lecture on May 6, 1992. His historic speech, "The River of Time and the Imperative of Action," symbolically signaled the end of the Cold War,

The full speech text and video is preserved by the Museum and available on our website.

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Queen Elizabeth II


America's National Churchill Museum and Westminster College mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose 70-year reign over the United Kingdom provided stability, leadership, and dignity for Britons and served as an inspiration for many throughout the world.

To commemorate her legacy, and the Royal Family's ties to the Museum, which date to the 1960s, a small exhibition "A Royal Legacy at America's National Churchill Museum," has been installed in the Anson Cutts Gallery. 

The exhibition is now open to the public and free with Museum admission.

Museum Receives $1.9 Million Grant

We are pleased to announce that the Museum was awarded a $1.9 million grant this summer from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funds will be matched by Westminster College and used to continue the ongoing preservation of the Museum.

"We know this grant award is an important investment in a long-term effort to make the structural improvements, but also to strengthen our position as an economic engine via tourism in the region," explains Timothy Riley, the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Curator. Keep Reading

Meet Associate Director for Programming Dr. Nichol Allen

Welcome Nichol Allen to the Museum team! Nichol has a dual position as Associate Director for Programming and an Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at Westminster College. This will be the first year of the new Museum Studies Major at the College.

Interested in any educational or other programming at the Museum? Please reach out to Nichol at (573) 592-5455 or nichol.allen@wcmo.edu.

Winston Churchill concluded "The Sinews of Peace" at Westminster College on an optimistic note, "...the high roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time, but for a century to come."

This sentiment can only be fully realized with your continued and committed support of the Museum's mission and purpose.

We invite you to make an investment in our rich history by supporting the Museum's High Roads of the Future Campaign with a Membership Gift today. Become a Member or Upgrade Your Membership Today.

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New Publication! The Quotable Winston Churchill2nd Edition

From the man who mobilized the English language and took it to war and peace comes this collection of maxims.

The second edition of the Museum's bestseller contains new and authenticated material.

Churchill Fellow Richard J. Mahoney has given the gift of words—Churchill’s words—and has completed the much-anticipated second edition of The Quotable Winston Churchill, available exclusively through America’s National Churchill Museum. Order Now

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